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Star-Studded Cast Highlights Oak Crest Benevolent Care Telethon

Dec 12, 2013
PARKVILLE, MD---On December 6th, Oak Crest's "Philanthropy Friday" reached new heights. The Erickson Living retirement community hosted a star-studded cast, including its founder, John Erickson, and ABC 2 News anchor Jamie Costello during its 5th Annual Benevolent Care Fund Telethon.  The event aired on WOCV, Oak Crest's in-house TV station. The telethon raised $59,000 for the fund, according to Todd Sullivan, Director of Philanthropy and event host, bringing its five-year total to $229,000. "This year is a testament to the overwhelming generosity of our residents and community business partners," stated Mr. Sullivan.  "They continue to open their hearts and wallets...

Oak Crest Selected as a Top 100 Agency in Nation by HomeCare Elite™

Nov 22, 2013
PARKVILLE, MD--Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, announced that it has been named as a Top 100 home health agency in the United States by HomeCare Elite™.  Now in its eighth year, HomeCare Elite identifies the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall, and recognizes the top 25 percent of agencies, based on an analysis of nearly 10,000 organizations nationwide.  HomeCare Elite winners are ranked from July 2012 to July 2013 by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, best-practice (process measure) implementation, patient experience, quality improvement and consistency and financial performance.  It is the second...

Ann France Is a Real Life Santa for Baltimore-Area Children

Nov 22, 2013
PARKVILLE, MD---When Ann France retired, she was asked by a friend to volunteer with the Baltimore-area Salvation Army. Twenty-seven years later, she is responsible for bringing Christmas cheer to thousands of children in the area. Ms. France, a resident of Oak Crest retirement community, is an Executive Board Member of the Baltimore Area Command Women's Auxiliary.  She is gearing up for her signature project to be held on Tuesday, November 26th from 9am-10am. Under her direction, fifty residents of Oak Crest will fill 400 stockings with toys, games and school supplies for the benefit of Baltimore-area just over an...

Erickson Advantage® Receives Top National Rankings

Nov 19, 2013
BALTIMORE, MD - Erickson Living, developer and manager of Oak Crest retirement community in Parkville, announced today that its health plan, Erickson Advantage®, has received a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) 2014 Medicare Advantage (MA) health plan rating of 5-stars for Part C, and 4.5-stars for Parts C and D combined. The Part C 5-star rating is the highest rating a Medicare health plan can receive for quality in five categories: staying healthy, managing chronic conditions, ratings of responsiveness and care, complaints and appeals, and health plan customer service.  A 5-star rating is considered exceptional. Other CMS 2014...

Oak Crest Veterans Day Tributes Thank the Heroes

Nov 12, 2013
PARKVILLE, MD ---"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."   --John Fitzgerald Kennedy "Our liberties, our values, all for which America stands, is safe today because brave men and women have been ready to face the fire at freedom's front." -Ronald Reagan Those words reflected the theme of Veterans Day 2013 at Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community.  Over 350 residents and guests attended a tribute ceremony on November 11th to commemorate the day in which the United States says "thank you" to...

Oak Crest's Ilse Harrop Inducted into Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame

Nov 5, 2013
PARKVILLE, MD---Inspired by the Lewis Carroll quote "all that is really worth doing is what we do for others," Ilse Harrop has made service her life's mission. That selflessness was recognized when Ms. Harrop, a resident of Oak Crest retirement community, received induction into the Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame on October 17th at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie. She was part of the Class of 2013, comprised of thirty-six (36) citizens from across the state.  The Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame is a nonprofit organization that seeks to immortalize men and women and to record their...

Canine Cup III a Dog-Gone Good Time at Oak Crest

Oct 31, 2013
PARKVILLE, MD---"Zoey," "Mugsie" and "Raven" might not be names familiar to those who know Oak Crest.  But for one day, they and their canine buddies took center stage at the Erickson Living retirement community's Canine Cup III on Friday, October 25th. Thirteen dogs and their owners, a mix of residents and employees, participated in a friendly competition that featured four categories:  Best Dressed, Best Kiss, Best Trick and Best In Show.  Over 120 attendees were treated to a celebration of man's best friend. A three-judge panel scored the contest using the specially-designed 4-Paw Scoring System; the judges were Gary Hibbs,...

Oak Crest's Canine Cup 3 to Crown Top Dog!

Oct 22, 2013
PARKVILLE, MD---Whether it's a dachshund, a German Shepherd or a York terrier, dogs are valuable members of many people's families. On Friday, October 25th, Oak Crest will celebrate man's best friend with the return of the Canine Cup! Residents and employees will bring their dogs to the Erickson Conference Center for a friendly competition that promises to be tail-waggin' good fun!  A three-judge panel will evaluate which canine is Top Dog in four categories: • Best In Show • Best Kiss • Best Trick • Best Dressed Canine Cup 3 has drawn generous community support from PetSmart (store locations in White Marsh & Dundalk),...

Catch It...If You Can! #11 Joe Gibbs Racing FedEx Toyota Camry Coming to Oak Crest

Sep 24, 2013
PARKVILLE, MD---As the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup is in full gear, racing fans in the mid-Atlantic are preparing for the next big race this weekend at Dover International Speedway. But first, NASCAR excitement is coming to Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community in Parkville, Maryland on Thursday, September 26 from 11am-5pm. The #11 Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) FedEx Toyota Camry will be on display for residents, employees and special guests.  Attendees will enjoy photo ops and have the opportunity to ask the experts from the JGR Team questions about the NASCAR circuit. The #11 FedEx is an...

Oak Crest Names Ann Marie Riehl as Volunteer Program Coordinator

Sep 18, 2013
PARKVILLE, MD---Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, named Ann Marie Riehl as its Volunteer Program Coordinator. Ms. Riehl brings a wealth of experience in the nonprofit sector, most recently with Chapelgate Presbyterian Church in Marriottsville, MD. As Volunteer Program Coordinator at Oak Crest, Ms. Riehl will support and enhance the current programming calendar and create partnerships with organizations in Baltimore County and beyond. In April, the Erickson Living campus presented the Presidential Service Awards to 231 deserving residents who qualified based on their contribution of time and talents to help others at Oak Crest and in the greater community. ...